Posts By: Jeff Rindskopf

Hog Fuel

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After you cook a hearty breakfast of delicious bacon, you may wonder what you’re supposed to do with all that fatty grease — throw it away? Rinse it down the sink? Thanks to the Hormel Foods Corporation, the answer is now to pour it into a motorcycle’s gas tank — but not just any motorcycle. The Austin-based…

Just Add Water

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Camping is a simple pleasure, but even the most die-hard of outdoorsmen will long for the comforting food of home without having to pack an entire kitchen’s worth of equipment. A reasonable alternative, however, is to pack freeze-dried foods that keep the flavor without the hassle of being perishable. Since not all dried food is to…

Veteran Invents the All-Terrain ‘Tank Chair’ for Disabled Wife

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Combat veteran Brad Soden invented a new kind of wheelchair to help his partially disabled wife glide comfortably over all kinds of terrain. He calls it the “tank chair.” The tank chair is a motorized wheelchair equipped with heavy-duty treads — the kind you’d see on a military tank — instead of the standard wheels. The chair can climb…

SI Swimsuit Model Marisa Miller Among the Cornfields

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Marisa Miller has been heralded as the return of the great American supermodel, a sex symbol for the 21st century, with the business savvy to go with her stunning looks. The Santa Cruz-born model gained fame working with Victoria’s Secret and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, where her 2008 cover set new records for the company’s…